Photography  Curriculum

Video storytelling requires many skills and can take years to learn.  Many of our teachings artists have benefitted from formal education from such places as Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Metropolitan State University, the Minneapolis College of Art And Design and The Arts Institute.  Others however have benefitted from self-taught and community-based learning environments.   For those of you interested in dedicating time to the art of video creation we highly recommend that you start with the links below.  Once you have become comfortable,  you may then want to consider joining lynda.com for more in-depth technical instruction.

 

ACADEMIC STANDARDS

Artistic Foundation

Artistic Process: Create or Make

Artistic Process: Perform or Present

Artistic Process: Respond or Critique

Minnesota State Standards in the Arts

 

TERMS & SPECIFICATIONS

Camera

Digital

Criticism

Formal Elements

Genres

 

ASSIGNMENTS  

Self Assessment

Rules of Conduct

Camera Demonstration    

Parent Permission Form

Quiz:  Camera Vocabulary

Quiz:  Photography Basics

Photo Scavenger Hunt

First Steps to Photo Analysis

Creating Meaning Within The Image

Interpreting Images

Manipulating The Image

Applying Your Interpretive Skills

In Honor Of Digital Portraiture Assignment

 

 

PLANNING TOOLS

Creative Brainstorming

Photography Proposal

Artist Statement

Model Release Form

Video Descriptor

Artist Biography

 

TUTORIALS

Visual Basics

Basic Terms

Digital Equipment Care 

Sound Recording Basics

Story Planning

Field Production

Video Editing Basics

Lighting Basics (Tomas Leal)

 

SAMPLE SYLLABI

The Photographic Eye  13 WEEK Introductory Course

A Journey Through DigitalPhotography 20 hour Course

Introduction to 35MM Photography 20 hour Course

Introduction to Digital Storytelling 30 hour Course

ETC - Effectuate The Constellation 10 hours Course

 

LESSON PLANS - THE PHOTOGRAPHIC EYE

 

LESSON ONE - Digital Photography Overview

LESSON TWO - The Digital Camera

LESSON THREE - Formal Elements 

LESSON FOUR - Photographic Principles

LESSON FIVE -Point of View

LESSON SIX - iPhoto Overview

LESSON SEVEN - The Art of Light

LESSON EIGHT - Triptychs

LESSON NINE - Adobe Photoshop Overview

LESSON TEN -Portraiture

LESSON ELEVEN - Family Portraits

LESSON TWELVE - Cultural Symbolism

LESSON THIRTEEN - Portfolio